Sarah Sassoon

Investment and Operations Associate

As an Investment and Operations Associate with Accion Venture Lab, Sarah manages fund operations, relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and supports business development, marketing, and fundraising. She also supports the team’s regional investment officers on building pipeline and evaluating investment opportunities. Before joining full-time, Sarah worked with Venture Lab as a Summer Associate on Operations and Investments.

Sarah graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with an MA in International Economics and International Development. While attending SAIS, Sarah worked as a Graduate Intern for the IFC and Tamweelcom, an MFI based in Amman, Jordan. Prior to pursuing her Master’s, Sarah worked as a Partnerships Specialist at mission-based digital media startup, The Dodo. There, Sarah managed relationships with external partners, spearheaded partner campaigns, and assisted in the launch of the company’s Spanish-language Facebook page. Sarah holds a BA in Middle East Studies and International Relations from Cornell University.

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